My grandmother lived with my family and me for the last 11 years of her life, and while she lived with us, she developed dementia. It was so hard to watch someone you've known your whole life forget what your name is and who you are. Eventually, grandma didn't even know who she was, where she was, or what was ever going on. Towards the later years of her life, she couldn't take care of herself, so it became my responsibility to dress her, feed her, and bathe her. And on December 6, 2013, we lost her.
One of the saddest things in the world is seeing someone you love so dearly, forget everything from friends to family to themselves. The Alz Walk means so much to me because of my grandma. It feels amazing to be surrounded by hundreds of people who know what you've been through and are joining together, so that one day, no one will ever have to struggle while watching a loved one suffer through Alzheimer's or dementia.
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